I am a graduate of Winthrop University in South Carolina, with a Bachelor's in Psychology. I also attended Cleveland State University for my Master's in Education. After graduating from my undergraduate program, I joined Teach for America, an Americorp program dedicated to educational equality for all. I am a certified Teacher and have taught for over six years at an inner-city school in Cleveland, then in Vallejo, California. I have loved every moment of interacting with children and helping them grow both with hands-on activities and critical thinking. While I have taught all subjects for grades 3-5, I am most passionate about Math and Reading. I am well equipped to help students to prepare for standardized tests. I am passionate about helping students to succeed and cannot wait to get started! Outside of teaching, my interests are traveling, horseback riding, reading, and playing Xbox!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Winthrop University - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology
Graduate Degree: Cleveland State - Master of Arts, Education
Traveling, horseback riding, reading, and playing Xbox.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe children need to be in charge of their own education. If you allow them to choose what they want to learn and what topics to study, education becomes less of a "chore" and more of a love.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I always talk to the parents before coming to the session so that I am prepared with their child's interests and a motivational tool.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
This relates to my teaching philosophy-if the child enjoys what they are doing, you don't need to force them.